Ancaster Mill

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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One of the most sought after restaurants for a Sunday brunch or a dinner celebration, Ancaster Mill epitomizes the spirit of great hospitality. By looking to the harvest for inspiration, our chefs are able to provide guests with a culinary experience that highlights the spectacular local, seasonal ingredients from our Earth to Table farm and Craft Cut butcher.
Situated beside a creek, with a large dining room built out overlooking the falls, Ancaster Mill is in demand year-round for weddings, family or corporate events and celebrations. Restored to keep its authentic character intact, this is a place where ambience fuses with fine food and great service.
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Service remains great. Quality of the food at brunch could be improved (cheese, charcuterie, omelette ingredients). Happy to pay a few more dollars for slightly improved food. Variety of options remains great.

DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

BUT not on Sundays. The place was CHAOTIC, We will give it one more chance on another day.

HE
New England
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No question the best brunch in Hamilton. Very picturesque setting. amazing variety of food to meet any taste.

RC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Been awhile since our previous visit and we found it too expensive for mediocre breakfast food.
Well it is about the same.
The young lad on the omelette table made very poor omelettes. They were rushed end result was thin pale egg wrapping some cold berries and unmelted cheese.
Same for the young kid making crepes.
Bacon not crispy.
Orange juice seemed not fresh squeezed.
Potato salad was thin slices and tasteless.
The breads and pastry we tried were unremarkable.
Some dishes were empty or at the bottom of the container.
Unless you are into eating seafood, clams or lobster then overpriced @ $145.00 with tip for two people.

f
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a lovely lunch in the waterfalls room. Andrew was a delightful waiter. he listened to our orders and requests. the serving staff was very quick in providing us with our delicious lunch. the food was very tasty and very artistically presented. thank you for your wonderful service to make my friend's birthday lunch so special.

S
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambiance and 6 star service. Had a great time and great food. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a romantic night out.

KM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is beautiful! We arrived for Sunday brunch and then I proposed to my girlfriend on the bridge in front of the waterfall.

The staff were super friendly and helpful! I called ahead to let them know what I was planning. They gave us the best seats right in front of the falls. When it came time, our waiter was waiting (no pun) with my phone to take a picture of our special moment. He also brought out 2 glasses of champagne for us which I wasn't expecting. They really took a lot of the stress away from a nervous scenario which Im really grateful for!

The food was excellent. We took our time and sampled most of the offerings. Tge only thinh we werent crazy about was the desserts. But by that time we were already stuffed so it didnt matter.

Overall, a stunning venue to eat, propose or get married in. We will definitely be back and recommend it to our friends!

SR
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Class class class. Gorgeous place, lovely service, personable hostess, a pleasure. Would love to hold an event here or just bring my husband back for a romantic evening. Great job guys!

f
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch in the waterfalls room. Kyle was an excellent waiter. The team of servers were very efficient and friendly. The food was very artistically presented. Our appetizer was started before we thought of a photo. Thank you kyle for making it such a lovely birthday celebration! We appreciated ryan going out of his way so we could see the chapel.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fast service. Worth my wallet. 10/10 would recommend. Possible last meal on death row.

KP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Sat promptly. Fantastic food and ambiance!

TP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful evening and meal at the Mill. This time of year features the Farmer's menu with farm to table selections. The tomato appetizer and the burrata appetizer were shareable and delicious. The pork entree was bourbon glazed with greens and a corn muffin with pickles inside. The portion was generous and presentation wonderful. The second entree was picture perfect - pasta with fresh beets and fresh vegetables. Serve by Andrew exceeded expectations. Tuesday evening saw a small crowd so noise levels were non-existent

DB
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice. Really enjoyed the waterfall. Food was great as was the service

PD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

It was my daughter in laws birthday

OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Visitors from Chicago and Milan, Italy.

K
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views, service that went above and beyond what was required, I'd go back in a heartbeat!

m
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

kyle was an excellent server. i brought my friend for her birthday. she was pleased to be seated beside the waterfalls. we had a delicious lunch of cornish hens and then she enjoyed her birthday peach pie. she was in seventh heaven for her 60th birthday. thank you everyone for making it such a special afternoon for her.

RL
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is an amazing place!

JM
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the waterfall view of the restaurant. Everything is so clean and precise. The prime rib melts in your mouth, it is to die for!
The wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.
I couldn't be happier with my visit. It was perfect.

CC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very popular and hard to get an reservation. Love it there.

GL
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

We went to Ancaster many times but my last visit on August 11 service was bad, plates piled up slow to be picked up, asked for coffee did not bring creams, server hardly came to table, I came with co-workers that are black ....in my opinion Ancaster Mills could do better and embrace diversity with respect.
Thank you
Gus Liem
gus.liem@tsapeel.ca

KS
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful place to eat, this was our first time eating brunch here. Spectacular food and incredible service. Will definitely be going back.

AV
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrating 60th Bday with a brunch

JC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, food, staff! Made a great memory with friends and family!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and beautiful setting for Sunday brunch.

JF
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, tasty food, kind, helpful and professional staff. Excellent and love every moment of our dinner. Thank you so much.

MS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always bring our out of town visitors to this delightful place. Wonderful service, food, ambience. Love it here!!

T
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at the Ancaster Mill and other than my salmon being over-charred (distinctively burnt taste) the rest of the experience was amazing and we will definitely be back!

FS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual fine food an every friendly helpful service.

CH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Feel bad for the servers and hostesses having to waste all their time accommodating diners wishing for tables with a better view.
Overall, a great brunch experience.

RK
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent experience, my wife had a view of the waterfall. Steaks were good, portion size was good, dessert was also good. Service was good but somewhat casual for the prices. The location is what makes this place. The value for the dollar is good but not excellent.

PS
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place to sit and enjoy a fine meal.

JV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great experience at the Ancaster Mill. We went for my partner's birthday on a Sunday - which meant the Sunday Supper was on - didn't realize when I booked and felt a bit panicky when I realized (I have a partner who loves meat and I'm vegetarian so because of the family style nature of the service, I thought one of us would have to sacrifice) but they totally accommodated me as a vegetarian. I had a really great herbal tonic to start and every single thing both of us ate/drank was amazing from beginning to end. The service was warm and attentive and the atmosphere was really lovely. I have been raving about our dinner since we went and will definitely return!

AK
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was great experience. Food was delicious and staff very professional and helpful.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always excellent. Just lines are too long and discourage to wait.

V
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view and food is out of this world. It’s a beautiful place.

BP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, everything was perfect. It was our 53rd wedding anniversary and we couldn't have been treated better. From entrance to exit and everything in between, you could see the quiet competence of the staff and their attention to detail. A perfect meal is not only about the food. It is also about the little touches added by all the staff, both those seen and those behind the scenes that makes it all work so well. Thank you! And congratulations to all of you who made our experience so wonderful.

MH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was an unexpected lovely find. Very pretty, best suited for a romantic dinner. Food was truly delicious- starting with the appetizers and including salads and main dishes. Just a couple things could use improvement: the young hostess girl at the reception area was rude and unwelcoming. We were dressed in a casual gear and she was very abrupt with us. Second issue- the carpets could use some cleaning and updating. The rest of the space is absolutely lovely.

PR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time at the mill and enjoyed every visit. Food is excellent as is service and the grounds are beautiful. Do not hesitate to book.

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